Online Jam Sessions

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  1. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I was looking around for some software that would allow online jamming and collaboration since we are all locked in our homes. I found a product called jammr https://jammr.net/ and downloaded the app and setup an account, its free. So I got my buds to do the same then I setup a jam session and invited them in. Basically I had my amp mic'd and connected to my pc sound card and we had a virtual jam online, the concept is pretty cool there was some lag though I havent figured out how to work around that yet (maybe I need a better pc and sound card?). If I can get this lag worked out this might be a pretty good product, has anybody found any other products like this that work well?
     
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    Pede, I guess you needed an interface, like a Scarlet or whatever to hook up with your PC ?
    BP
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Wow this fukking thread died fast. Nobody ever thought about or even interested in online band practice in these times?? I mean now isnt the first time I thought about this, I wanted to jam with friends that lived far away in the past, just never figured it out and still havent for that matter...
     
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    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    The lag issues would make it difficult to do this satisfactorily. Maybe if you were all together on the same LAN, but connected via a random assortment of ISP all over the place, it'd be a tough proposition.
     
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    I'm not sure if you're doing this over wifi or not, but you will get much less latency if you have a wired connection to your modem. I hope this is helpful.
     
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    How do you sync all the players together in real time?

    A more practical approach is: record songs and allow the forum members to add their own tracks. Then allow the members to play the finished mix etc.

    I don't know which software might allow this recording (probably is software somewhere) but it seems more do-able than syncing musicians in real time.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Audacity is good for doing tracks, I want to do real time jams and band practice.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at Jammr and tell me what you think. I did ask on their forum how to solve latency but I didnt understand their answer.
     
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    Following this thread. Would love to have a way to rehearse with the guys. We should have had a gig in a month... I miss rehearsals
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I cant find any products that are recent, every list or product online is old. It amazes me nothing more recent has been developed. Even this Jammr product is free cuz they probably never developed a version good enough to sell.
     
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    It looks like there are a number of settings that need to be either verified or changed in the audio menu. The other problem right now though is the steep increase in online activity, with everyone at home. I've noticed some glitches with Zoom in my lessons, which usually works very well.
     
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    jamming online is a dream real time for me, but the current restrictions on network technology makes it too hard.
     
  13. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Did you look at Jammr? Install it on your PC?

    Maybe this isnt supposed to be realtime like they suggest in their website. Here's a response I got from their forum:

    Hi pedecamp,
    jammr is live but not real-time. It is designed for improvising to a chord progression. You hear what others played last time around the chord progression, and they hear what you played last time.

    This might sound strange but the “delay” is not perceptible when jammr is set to match your chord progression.

    Here is a guide on how to jam successfully: https://forum.jammr.net/topic/1724/
    And here is a deeper explanation of the interval-based jamming system: https://forum.jammr.net/topic/1719/
     
  14. gsgtrman

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    I have not installed it. Based on their response to you it seems like it would be cool for something loose like a 12-bar blues or another simple, repetitive progression. It doesn't seem applicable to anything with more arrangement and structure.
     
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    I've been wondering about this but have yet to look into it. If you figure it out please keep us posted...thanks!
     
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    it doesn't represent live playing. whoever is playing plays a repetitive piece. When you start, you have to tell the program, the tempo & how many beats in the bar, etc. Then you play a repetitive part. When the bar is finished, you keep playing & someone else is told to start, so they are always a bar behind. it says if you vary, it upsets the way it works, so you are pretty stuck into that pattern for the duration...
     
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    a buddy of mine wants to try this:

    https://www.jamkazam.com/

    supposedly it works in real time, if your gear/connection is up to snuff. I don't have a camera, so it's not letting me hook up as a player...
     
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    Great idea , I will look in to it tomorrow. Got to get up early .
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Ill check this one out.
     
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    Since I suck at playing guitar can I be the "Roadie for a Day"? :hbang:
     
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